Things that make you go hmmm??
I just love the word oxymoron.
For some reason this little word has always made me grin. Dictionary.com (one of my most favorite websites ever) defines it as when “contradictory terms are combined, as in a deafening silence and a mournful optimist.” Or in this case, healthy Diet Coke.
Now I have to first tell you I *heart* Diet Coke. It is the first thing I drink in the morning and the last thing at night. I loved it when they added cherry but the vitamins? Notsosure. Is this supposed to be the antivenin to the cancer-causing agents? If I wanted to be all healthy I would be drinking Dasani instead except I hate water and I will not apologize for that. So I have decided until I start exhibiting symptoms such as memory loss and constant repetition of sentences, I’ll keep on drinking my beloved aspertame cocktails. So I have decided until I start exhibiting symptoms such as memory loss and constant repetition of sentences, I’ll keep drinking my beloved aspertame cocktails.
Now where was I?
Oh yes, have any of you tried a DC Plus yet? I am a bit curious if they taste like they have Flintstones added. No matter, as for me and my house, we will be sticking to the Original. Good thing is, as much formaldehyde as I’ve consumed to this point, I should be preserved forever. Except that theory isn’t working out so well for me considering all my new smells and wrinkles.
Now the next baffling thing I’ve run upon this week was found at Goody’s. I have to tell ya’ll that nothing says summer like a new pair of adorable flip flops so when I saw this sign from across the accessory aisle, I bee-lined over to see just exactly how much money I could save on a pair I had my eye on. Here’s what I found:
Exactly what percent off is that?? How much money will I be saving from the reg. price?
And exactly who was the oxymoron who put that sign out?
No. I did not buy the flip flops. That would have made me an ultra-oxymoron :)
I think that is all the randomness ya’ll can stand for one day…Have a fun Holiday Weekend!
Thanks for the giggle. It is the oxymoron who thinks by adding a few vitamins and minerals to DC will make them healthy! People will believe anything. No, offense whatsoever to diet coke!
That sign at Goody’s is a CLASSIC! Wow. What clever marketing!
Good luck with your memory … um, whatever it was.
I tried it a few weeks ago and it really tastes the same to me! I thought it might have enough vitamins to substitute for prenatals, but I don’t think that’s the case. :)
That sign is priceless! And the Diet Coke thing…since I’m a DC Sistah…I have to say I’m a bit cautious about this new “healthy” stuff. Lately, though, I’ve been getting my DC in the morning (has to be from a fountain) and it tastes downright funny. Maybe “they” (the restaurants) are already switching????
Don’t you love sales that aren’t sales!!
Have a blessed day!
That sign is too funny! It looks like one of the too fabulous to be true VZW sales! As for the DC…just give me the real one..The real diet one that is! P.s……Foodland has 12 packs on sale this week 2 for $4!
You need to send that picture in to Jay Leno! I’m a big fan of dictionary.com too. And finally, have you tried Coke Zero? Not that it would replace Diet Coke for you, but it’s great! My uncle is a big wig at Coke and it’s always fun to hear his stories about the new products coming out, like the vitamin-infused soda. I remember seeing the prototype for the first plastic coke bottle in his office when I was a kid. Needless to say, anyone who was found to drink Pepsi in our family is immediately scorned and humiliated.
sounds like a conspiracy…:)
I’ve bought 10 already…going back for more later so I won’t look like a total redneck..:)
I thought things like your picture of prices only happens in South Africa, I love our diet coke or we have TAB which is oh la la. Have a great summer holiday while we freeze our cute bottoms off. love always me
I have not seen all of us girls from Ider so excited over anything in a while like we are over this coke sale at the Foodland. And also, I went to Goody’s last night, there were several of those types of signs all over the store. I had to blink several times to make sure I was really reading them right. And no I did not buy any of those items either. I did however find a purse on sale. A girl can never have too many purses.
I am with you in the Diet Coke. We have shortages here, and when there is no Diet Coke…I am ready to take up arms!! Who needs vitamins?
Only diet coke for me too! I will not be trying the new version. Sounds d-i-s-g-u-s-t-i-n-g!!!!
Thanks for the laugh.
I have the same devotion to Diet Coke (Diet Pepsi is #2 favorite). I haven’t yet tried out Diet Coke Plus. But Diet Coke with Splenda is not good at all. You are so hilarious! The sign from Goody’s is just too much!
Thanks for the laughs today! Hoping you have a very blessed weekend!
From A Fellow Diet Coke “Sistah”~
This has nothing to do with this post but I read your comment at Rocks (after seeing your comment on Boomama that you had dropped a bomb) and I just have to say that, although I like Oprah alot, I do have to agree with you about her religiousity. I think she is in very many ways a wolf in sheep’s clothing and much of it can be traced to her friendship with Maya Angelou. I’m sure people like John Travolta and Kirstie Alley influence her a lot too and you just can’t have it all when it comes to whether you’re for against Christ.
Ok.. shoot an arrow right through my heart.. but hey, I’m living in a spiritually divided home…
coke vs pepsi…
one of us grew up in Florida… so that is Pepsi land….
the other grew up with pop.. that is coke…
so yes, the war rages…
I’ll leave it at that….
Maybe Heaven will have the nectar of God…. ice tea…..ha…
Funny that I found this post! I JUST tried a DC plus about an hour ago. I must admit my first reaction was much like yours. “Como say what???”…but our CVS was featuring them at .50/ea per 20 oz, so I said..”What the hay!”. To me, it didn’t taste much different from the regular. The vitamins are B6 and B12. And the minerals were niacin, magnesium, and zinc. (Sounds for all the world like a One A Day Weightsmart). I am still climbing the walls!! Have a great weekend!!!
Ha ha, I think the DC+ will go the way of crystal pepsie. Remember that? I thought the same thing when I saw it.
I also saw your comment earlier today on Rocks and bookmarked your blog!
What a lovely blog you have. Appealing and full of substance.
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Lisa, I just wanted to tell you that I love you! I read your comment on Rocks and came right over to give you a cyber hug. I TOTALLY agree with you!
First I must say that you are not the only one who is a DC junkie!!! Love the sign, that is just too funny!
Lisa, I did the worst thing possible and switched to DC with Splenda rather than Nutrasweet. Big mistake. Can’t stand the taste of it. It tastes like REAL Coke, and if I was after the taste of real Coke, I wouldn’t be drinking Diet anyway, right? :) My 2 cents: Stand firm and stay with NORMAL Diet Coke.
Lisa, I just blogged about the Diet Coke Plus a couple of days ago. So, you’ve tried it? I’m not expecting to get it here in Canada, unless it does well with US sales. How does it compare to the regular DC? I too am a lover of Diet Coke. I tried to quit drinking it when I was pregnant with my last child, but about a year after he was born, I took a sip of a friends DC in a restaurant and I’ve been back on it ever since! Back in high school I’d say I was an addict. Now I’m not. I just enjoy it. It’s my favorite drink, especially with a wedge of lemon over crushed ice. Have a great day!
LOL! I am not sure what’s funnier or where to start…the sign, well, that’s just what I would call classic Goody’s. Way to state the obvious. :) And I have not tried the Diet Coke Plus, but am sure the hubby will want me to purchase it. I am a faithful follower of Coke Zero.
I don’t do diet anything (artificial sweeteners and I don’t get along) but my husband tasted it and says it’s not good. Then again, he’s not a diet coke fan anyway. lol He’s more of a Vault Zero man.